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Social Statistics

West Virginia

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school418,553100.0
Nursery school, preschool22,0085.3
Kindergarten22,8205.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8)186,96744.7
High school (grades 9-12)94,42922.6
College or graduate school92,32922.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over1,233,581100.0
Less than 9th grade123,62210.0
9th to 12th grade, no diploma182,19214.8
High school graduate (includes equivalency)486,33439.4
Some college, no degree205,02516.6
Associate degree53,4484.3
Bachelor's degree109,6518.9
Graduate or professional degree73,3095.9
Percent high school graduate or higher75.2(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher14.8(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over1,479,301100.0
Never married327,27522.1
Now married, except separated846,40057.2
Separated21,7071.5
Widowed129,5568.8
Female
106,7097.2
Divorced154,36310.4
Female
82,7045.6
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years30,833100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren16,15152.4
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over1,404,936100.0
Civilian veterans201,70114.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years376,876100.0
With a disability34,3509.1
Population 21 to 64 years1,038,716100.0
With a disability247,26123.8
Percent employed
40.4(X)
No disability791,45576.2
Percent employed
71.5(X)
Population 65 years and over265,759100.0
With a disability129,17048.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over1,706,931100.0
Same house in 19951,081,04563.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995617,55236.2
Same county
358,91221.0
Different county
258,64015.2
Same state
120,1537.0
Different state
138,4878.1
Elsewhere in 19958,3340.5
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population1,808,344100.0
Native1,788,95498.9
Born in United States
1,782,12598.6
State of residence
1,342,58974.2
Different state
439,53624.3
Born outside United States
6,8290.4
Foreign born19,3901.1
Entered 1990 to March 2000
6,9160.4
Naturalized citizen
10,4460.6
Not a citizen
8,9440.5
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)19,390100.0
Europe6,69434.5
Asia8,38543.2
Africa6643.4
Oceania1580.8
Latin America2,41112.4
Northern America1,0785.6
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over1,706,931100.0
English only1,661,03697.3
Language other than English45,8952.7
Speak English less than 'very well
13,5500.8
Spanish
17,6521.0
Speak English less than "very well"
5,7280.3
Other Indo-European languages
19,4911.1
Speak English less than "very well"
4,9700.3
Asian and Pacific Island languages
6,0380.4
Speak English less than "very well"
2,2490.1
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population1,808,344100.0

Total ancestries reported

1,468,39581.2
Arab5,4970.3
Czech14,3190.2
Danish1,3170.1
Dutch37,8372.1
English176,2979.7
French (except Basque)125,1831.4
French Canadian12,8240.2
German253,38814.0
Greek4,3720.2
Hungarian7,4770.4
Irish1198,47311.0
Italian69,9353.9
Lithuanian1,6600.1
Norwegian3,8550.2
Polish28,5001.6
Portuguese5500.0
Russian4,4360.2
Scotch-Irish37,3942.1
Scottish28,1391.6
Slovak4,4510.2
Subsaharan African2,9010.2
Swedish5,3510.3
Swiss2,8840.2
Ukrainian1,8080.1
United States or American340,51918.8
Welsh12,1380.7
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)9200.1
Other ancestries205,97011.4
(X) Not applicable.
1 The data represent a combination of two ancestries shown separately in Summary File 3. Czech includes Czechoslovakian. French includes Alsatian. French Canadian includes Acadian/Cajun. Irish includes Celtic.



Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Summary File 3, Matrices P18, P19, P21, P22, P24, P36, P37, P39, P42, PCT8, PCT16, PCT17, and PCT19

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